The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 5, 1979-Page 13
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Spartans to test Blue defense
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By MARK MIHANOVIC however, because the final matchup
Good MSU offense vs. great pits a superb Michigan State kicking
Michigan defense. Erratic Michigan game against uh, well...
offense vs. unpredictable MSU If kicking legs are the determining
defense. Sounds like the Blue might factor in this battle of 1978 Big Ten
have a,- slight edge going into co-champions, the Wolverines could
tomorrow's showdown at Spartan be kept waiting another long year to
Stadium. get a taste of some of that sweet
Bo Schembechler surely hopes revenge. State's Ray Stachowicz
that his team's edge isn't too slight, leads the Big Ten in punting with a
No more mystery:
MSU goes with Vaughn
By GREG DeGULIS
Along with a devastating loss at South Bend last Saturday, Michigan
State lost two quarterbacks, starter Bert Vaughn and backup Bryan Clark.
Without the services of the top two passers, the Spartans finished the game
with a grand total of nine yards in the air against the Irish.
Vaughn, the heir apparent to Eddie Smith, was enjoying a fine season
until the game against Miami of Ohio. Vaughn was racked heavily in the
narrow victory over Miami, and during the following week at Notre Dame
the sophomore quarterback was forced to leave the game in the second quar-
ter after suffering a lower back injury.
The injury was diagnosed as a kidney contusion and Vaughn was
released from the hospital on Monday. Vaughn made the transition from
patient to passer quickly, and the Spartans were, able to practice with
Vaughn in preparation of "Michigan" week.
Coach Darryl Rogers stated that Vaughn was "improving daily" and
that Michigan State's number one signal caller "should be ready on Satur-
Clark, the Spartan backup to Vaughn, also received some licks in the
Notre Dame contest, resulting in a chest injury which forced Clark to leave
the game. That left MSU with a host of inexperienced quarterbacks and
newfound fears for the Michigan game.
But, despite Spartan skepticism early in the week, Vaughn got the nod
against Michigan. Thus, the only unknown factor in the quarterback
situation is on the part of Michigan. Will it be B.J. Dickey or John Wangler?
Don't hold your breath.
booming ,j4.6 yards per kick
average, and Morten Anderson is
tops among placekickers in scoring
Michigan State Coach Darryl
Rogers thus qualifies for under-
statement of the year with: "We
may have a slight edge in the
KICKING LEGS alone can't beat
Michigan, however, and the Spar-
tans have some legs on their offen-
sive unit, as well. Back from the
receiving trio that baffled 'the
Wolverines' secondary a yearago in
Ann Arbor are tight end Mark
Brammer (6'4", 238), and flanker
While they no longer have Eddie
Smith zipping bullets into their
respective midsections, Smith's
successor sophomore Bert Vaughn,
is fourth in the conference in both
passing and total offense. Vaughn
sat out most of last week's 27-3 loss
to Notre Dame after being injured in
the first quarter, but Rogers says
that he's ready and will start.
If Vaughn starts hurting, he can
just turn and hand the ball to 5'8"
tailback Steve Smith, currently
second in the Big Ten in rushing.
MICHIGAN Assistant Coach Jack
Harbaugh calls MSU's offensive
front, anchored. by center Matt
Foster, "a professional-type unit.
They are big and strong, and they
pass protect particularly well."
Michigan State's pass defense is
its only glaring weakness. Four-year
starter Mark Anderson tries to hold
together an injury-riddled secon-
dary that ranks eighth in the Big Ten
in pass defense.
Middle guard Bernard Hay and
tackles Tanya Webb and Pat Mitten
(freshman) compose a formidable
front line which allows linebackers
Larry Savage and John McCormick
to slip through and make most of the
ROGERS HASN'T let last week's
fiasco in South Bend get him down.
"We just have to battle like crazy.
We've had everything we'd expect to
have in a big week like this, in-
cluding great practices.
"Michigan's got the psychological
edge, though. They've probably got
all their signs up saying, 'Remem-
ber last year'."
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HOPES HIGH FOR WEEKEND MEETS:
Harriers on road of confidence
By JOHN FITZPATRICK
With the men's cross-country team
competing in the Notre Dame In-
vitational at South Bend and the
women's team traveling to the Bowling
Green Invitational at Bowling Green,
Ohio over the weekend, a good showing.
is expected by each team's coach.
"We really stand a chance to win this
one;" said women's coach Red Sim-
mons. "Bowling Green has a lot of good
girls, but they finished behind us in the
MSU Invitational. Our main com-
petition should be Bowling Green, Ohio,
The Wolverines are coming off a third
place finish at MSU meet last week, a
race in which Michigan's Melanie
Weaver was outkicked for first by
Carrie Craven from Ohio, a veteran
road racer and one of the better women
distance runners in the country.
"MELANIE COULD have beaten
her," commented Simmons. "It was
just a matter of strategy; they ran
together the entire race and Craven
just pulled away in the end."
Summing up, Simmons noted that,
"This course (at Bowling Green) is
pretty flat, a lot different from the MSU
Course. Our girls should run on the flat
"We've had a good week of training.
If we don't take it, I'll be pretty sur-
prised," Simmons added.
"HOW WILL we do?," asked men's
coach Ron Warhurst rhetorically. With
a good-natured grin, he answered his
own question, "We're going to kick
Warhurst has good reason to be op-
timistic. Michigan has recruited some
of the better prep runners in the coun-
try to add depth to its already accom-
plished squad, led by NCAA
steeplechase finalist Dan Heikkinen.
"We had our best performance ever
as a team at Springbank," said
Warhurst, alluding to the well-known
Canadian road race which has become
something of a traditional season
opener for Michigan cross-country
teams. "We had a good consistency in
our time spread. Our top six guys were
within about 40 seconds-that's the
mark of a good team.
"We won the Invitational last year,
67-96 over Auburn. Auburn looks to be
good again this year; Illinois State and
Notre Dame are pretty respectable,
too," Warhurst said.
"THE WAY things are shaping up
now, we're going to be a hell of a lot bet-
ter than I thought at the beginning of
"This will be a good test," Warhurst
If Warhurst's assessment of his
team's capabilities is correct, though,
the only thing testing the Michigan
harriers this weekend will be the long
trip to and from South Bend.
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Indiana at Wisconsin
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N. Illinois at E. Michigan
Princeton at Brown
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